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Ford's Original Paint Color Formulas ?
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Hi to all,

Does anyone know if any of the 'Original' American '71-'73 Ford Mustang Factory
paint color formulas (not codes), can be obtained from any
source (company or private) at all?

Sorry if this topic has been dealt with and sorted before.
I would welcome anyone's help.Smile

Thanks,
Austin Vert.

whistling LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED
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#2
Bob Perkins usually can tell you any paint color formulas. http://www.perkinsrestoration.com/
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Not sure if this helps but you can search by year and color, it's provides a lot of data.

http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedis...ame=Bright Red

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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Great link wish they had the mix for the argent used on the hood. Everyone gets it too glossy not flat same with the black.
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mweeps;82568 Wrote:Great link wish they had the mix for the argent used on the hood. Everyone gets it too glossy not flat same with the black.

LOL because thats what some people want
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mweeps;82568 Wrote:Great link wish they had the mix for the argent used on the hood. Everyone gets it too glossy not flat same with the black.

Thank you Mweeps,

I will give Bob Perkins a try and see if i have any luck.
In reference to your gloss problem, i can give some quick advice
on the fly. With the silver argent, you would start off with the metallic silver basecoat and finish off with your 2pak clearcoat.How glossy you want the finished job to be, depends on how much flatting base additive you add to your 2pak catalysed clear mix. You can have it from quite glossy to flat. The choice is yours. You will need a proper paint company mixing ruler to mix the correct proportions and ratios of clear/hardener/reducer/matting base. This procedure is best left to a pro auto painter. Similar principals apply to the black paint work around the car as well.(full gloss to flat finish) Some paint companies can sell pre mixed clears and blacks to a percentage of pre determined gloss levels, but you are locked in to accepting those levels they offer.
Hope that was a help,

Austin (Pro Auto Spraypainter)

Tnfastbk;82573 Wrote:
mweeps;82568 Wrote:Great link wish they had the mix for the argent used on the hood. Everyone gets it too glossy not flat same with the black.

LOL because thats what some people want

Thanks Tnfastbk,

Yes your right, and here in Australia the old paint formulas (American & Australian) can be very hard if not impossible to track down and obtain.
When in trouble in regards to referencing a can't find formula,auto painters can use the good old spectrometer or eye match from scratch to get an exact match.

Austin (Pro Auto Spraypainter)

Jim and Jutta;82562 Wrote:Not sure if this helps but you can search by year and color, it's provides a lot of data.

http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedis...ame=Bright Red

Hi Jim and Jutta,

Those type of web sites only relate to paint codes.

Thanks anyway,
Austin.

whistling LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED
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Tnfastbk;82573 Wrote:
mweeps;82568 Wrote:Great link wish they had the mix for the argent used on the hood. Everyone gets it too glossy not flat same with the black.

LOL because thats what some people want

The glare from glossy hood can blind you.
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mweeps;151132 Wrote:
Tnfastbk;82573 Wrote:
mweeps;82568 Wrote:Great link wish they had the mix for the argent used on the hood. Everyone gets it too glossy not flat same with the black.

LOL because thats what some people want

The glare from glossy hood can blind you.

Drove with one for 20 years..never had a issue with glare but im sure anything flat would have less sun glare..but heck most coups and fastbacks dont have a stripe over there gloss hood either.. and i always had a glossy hood stripe and never noticed any glare that bugged me....And out here you want gloss..Or you will be repainting your car every few years...Unless you keep it hid inside and rarely drive it..lol
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